A friend of mine sent me this article today by Stephen Moore at the Wall Street Journal wherein he lays out the irrefutable realty that Ayn Rand's classic story Atlas Shrugged has indeed gone from fact to fiction in 52 years. It is the story of how the industrialists of the world one by one vanish leaving behind everything and leaving the complaining incompetent to inherit the world and see what life is really like when only the government remains hopelessly tweaking things and turning imaginary knobs trying to appear as if they know what their doing. Sound familiar? Atlas Shrugged was originally called "The Strike" which while not as sexy of a name, was also poignant because in Ayn Rand's version of a strike it's not the workers who go on strike as is typical but rather it's the industrialists and employers that go on strike. Think about it. When the government leaders are desperate for the private individualists to come back and are willing to do anything, the only request of them was to simply get out of the way. Leave it to a Russian women from the 1950's to have the insights to know where socialism ultimately winds up. Go pick up a copy of the book. You will never forget it.